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You Will Need
- Sensory awareness
Check the aroma
Check the fruit's aroma. Ripe fruit has a pleasant scent.
Taste the fruit
Taste similar fruit for sweetness. Many fruit vendors will gladly provide samples to customers.
Look for softness
Examine the fruit for softness. As fruit ripens their cell walls are broken down by enzymes and the fruit becomes juicy.
Observe the color
Observe the fruit's color. As fruit ripens, it loses water, causing its surface to take on a waxy sheen.